Kenneth K. Yoon


Kenneth K. Yoon practices tax law and also serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yoon headed the New York tax practice of a large national firm, and over the years he has served as the tax partner in charge in a variety of multi-billion dollar domestic and international matters, including mergers, bankruptcies, IPO’s and financing transactions.

Mr. Yoon has also represented technology and emerging companies in such matters as strategic planning, employment and software development agreements, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Before becoming a lawyer, he had years of experience as a software designer and programmer, systems analyst, and technology consultant. He has co-chaired the Venture Council and served on the Privacy Rights Committee and the CEO and CTO Councils of the New York Software Industry Association.

Mr. Yoon has extensive experience handling the tax aspects of:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • spin-offs and divestitures
  • equity and debt offerings
  • investment funds
  • Internet and e-commerce ventures
  • lending
  • bankruptcy
  • corporate reorganizations
  • inbound and outbound international investment (including Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East)
  • joint ventures
  • partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Subchapter S
  • exempt organizations
  • real estate
  • transfer pricing
  • employment and non-competition agreements
  • stock options
  • executive compensation

Mr. Yoon has a B.A. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, and an MBA with Distinction from NYU Stern School of Business, including a specialization in Finance. He is a member of Mensa, and of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Mr. Yoon has lectured on taxation and e-commerce at New York University, the International Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, the China Institute, the New York Software Industry Association, and other conferences. He has served on the Tax Committee of the Partnership for New York, and on the Business Tax Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He has written and co-written published articles on international taxation, e-commerce, and mergers and acquisitions, including as a contributing author for the Practising Law Institute. He has served for several years on the board of directors of the International Tax Institute, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Asian American Law Fund of New York, and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and the Center for International Legal Studies.